Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Star Wars Daily Strips - Unpublished Strips #2

Today I have something extra special for you. Before the Star Wars daily strip was launched by Russ Manning, someone else had tried their hand at starting the strip. This someone was Al Williamson. Known mostly for his Flash Gordon work in the 60's, he was Lucas' first choice to do the strip. And so to test the waters he did two weeks worth of strips and started an adaptation of Star Wars.

Unfortunately for whatever reason he was not able to carry on with the strip and Russ Manning took over. If you really enjoy his work however, don't fret. He later returned to the Star Wars strip following the departure of Russ Manning and did the full Marvel comic adaptation of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. So without further ado I present to you what the start of the strip could have been like:














Monday, September 14, 2009

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Welcome to Daily Star Wars

2009 marks the 30th anniversary of the original Star Wars daily strip that was published in newspapers by the Los Angeles Times Syndicate. In honor of that I've decided to start this blog to celebrate some of the best Star Wars storytelling of all time. These strips were some of the earliest Star Wars stories being told outside of the films and generally had a more serious tone than their Marvel cousin.